The show revolves around the life of Ginger Foutley, a typical junior high school student who lives in a fictional Connecticut community named Sheltered Shrubs. She often tries to improve her social calendar and become more popular, but usually gets mixed up in jams because of guidance from her three best friends; Dodie, Macie and Courtney and the schemes of her nemesis, Miranda. Ginger also receives guidance from her mother, Lois, who is a nurse at the hospital. Every episode ends with Ginger writing a story in her diary recapping the events of the show.
The series is unique among other Nicktoons, since it is a coming-of-age drama series, has an ongoing story arc, deals with mature subjects, the characters age and change their clothes and there is little-to-no comedy or fictional stuff at all. As a result, the show was soon moved to the TeenNick segment and is the first Nicktoon to make it there.
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As Told By Ginger has been praised for being one of the first kids' cartoons to have ongoing narrative arcs, mature subjects, real-life situations and characters who actually evolved and aged. The show got nominations for three Emmys. As a result, it is often considered Klasky Csupo's best Nicktoon (besides the Rugrats franchise).
Home video releases
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Paramount Home Video gave the show two releases on both VHS and DVD, both of which featured special hour-length episodes, with two extra regular episodes each on the DVDs. To date, As Told by Ginger has not received any season sets.
- Nickelodeon's Ginger site
- Klasky-Csupo's Ginger area on cooltoons.com (Studio site)
- As Told By Ginger at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Link to a .pdf pinup of And She Was Gone
- Don Del Grande's Ginger fanpage
- As Told by Ginger Wiki
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